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post #3391 of 6592
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Originally Posted by spacemanvt View Post

Sierra trading post has 1k seconds for pretty cheap. i just got a pair for 135 shipped!
any good or bad experiences with 1k boot seconds?

Yes, bad experiences, but others have been okay.
post #3392 of 6592
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

I remember those pics. Seems to only happen on a few pairs, have you tried contacting Wolverine about it?

And tell them what? You bought seconds and you're disappointed in the quality? facepalm.gif
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And tell them what? You bought seconds and you're disappointed in the quality? facepalm.gif

 

Your presumption here is inappropriate. The boots in my situation were purchased full price from Nordstrom. 

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Originally Posted by haiglarsen View Post

Your presumption here is inappropriate. The boots in my situation were purchased full price from Nordstrom. 

So why did you buy them if they were defective?
Definitely shouldn't happen with a retail pair.
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Because the excessive creasing didn't happen until after he wore them. facepalm.gif
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If I'm a 9.5 on Allen Edmonds, will a size 9 suffice on the Wolverine 1000 boots? 

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You are the same sizing as I am, a 9 will be perfect. It may feel a bit tight at times but after about a week or a two they stretch out and form to the way you walk. 

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Here's what the Tan looks like after 10 months of nearly everyday wear, 2 coats of LP (one just last night) and many coats of Obenauf's Oil. Been through Moab deserts and muddy La Sal mountains, South Dakota forests, a ridiculously rocky spur of the moment hike to a small summit overlooking the city, through rain, snow, heat, on a bike travelling the city... Countless miles have been put into these boots, and each day wearing them is more rewarding than the previous. As much tough love as I can throw at them, they dish it right back in cradling chromexcel snugness. 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, surprised how dark its become.

 

I have a pair of tan ones coming.  What's a wolverine boot noob to do first and foremost before wearing?

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Originally Posted by meso View Post

So why did you buy them if they were defective?
Definitely shouldn't happen with a retail pair.

I agree, he should've definitely predicted the future.
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

Wow, surprised how dark its become.

 

I have a pair of tan ones coming.  What's a wolverine boot noob to do first and foremost before wearing?

 

Chromexcel comes in very nicely stuffed with oils. Exactly how old and how long that leather is and has been sitting is anyone's guess. If the leather feels supple and smooth, which I would assume is how most of these 1k boots come, then put 'em on your feet and wander around your house for a bit. They should not need a treatment immediately, and treating them will most likely change the color, so get the the most out of the color you can cause it won't last long. Get a feel for them. This is not how they will feel in 2 weeks of everyday wear, and not even close to 2 months. The lower area may rub slightly but this part of the boot, along with the toe, will stretch and form to your foot. 

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What's the verdict on 2nd quality? I was able to pick a pair up via the Sierra deal. 

 

It seems like an initial oil application on the shoe is imperative prior to the first wear. If so, which brand of oil is the most economical and efficient.  

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Originally Posted by ZenSilk View Post

 

Chromexcel comes in very nicely stuffed with oils. Exactly how old and how long that leather is and has been sitting is anyone's guess. If the leather feels supple and smooth, which I would assume is how most of these 1k boots come, then put 'em on your feet and wander around your house for a bit. They should not need a treatment immediately, and treating them will most likely change the color, so get the the most out of the color you can cause it won't last long. Get a feel for them. This is not how they will feel in 2 weeks of everyday wear, and not even close to 2 months. The lower area may rub slightly but this part of the boot, along with the toe, will stretch and form to your foot. 


Thanks for the tip...basically beat the crap out of them? lol

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No you treat them first and then beat the crap out of them. I have written extensively on this subject and over the years more than a few people found out the hard way of what can happen of you don't.
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Crane is right. You never know how long the boots had been sitting in the warehouse before it was shipped to you, or how many months/years the leather was piled up at a corner before made into boots.

Just apply a coat of boots oil and let the oil air dry for a day before wearing. Heavy duty LP is not necessary unless you know you are going to wear the boots in a snow storm 7 days straight or you want to go swimming with them. And heavy duty LP darkens the boots considerably and not everyone likes the color change.
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